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Don José review - Alec Bradley Tempus Nicaragua

Don José back again with another review!
Today we take a look at the 

Tempus Nicaragua by AB

The Tempus Nicaragua is a Nica Puro that has been rated in the mid 90’s on numerous occasions. It is listed as being a medium-full 
Let’s take a look at it’s make up.
Brand Alec Bradley 
Size Medius 6 (6x52)
Wrapper Nica Jalapa
Binder Nica double
Filler Nica; Jalapa, Condega & Esteli 
Personally I can’t make up my mind on Puros, I have smoked many that are fantastic cigars but I wonder if the blenders are compromising the stick just to make it a puro... I would like to think the cigar blend takes priority and then if it happens to be that the stick they make is a puro then cool, but I think that the reality is that the idea of making a puro dictates the blending. However on paper this cigar sounds awesome so let’s see how it stacks up.
Construction  9/10 
Burn 8/10
Draw 8/10
Complexity  9/10
Flavour 9/10
Strength 8/10
Construction & Burn
The construction is fantastic, nice oily wrapper with lots of veins. The burn had a little trouble in the first 1/3 which let down the score but the remainder of the stick it burnt perfectly.
Draw
During the burn issues in the first 1/3 the draw was a little weak for my liking but that did correct itself fairly quickly. 20minutes in the draw was outstanding and it stayed that way through to the nub.
Flavours
Dominant earth and wood flavours make up the majority of this cigar, there is also some hints of nut and a slight sweetness at times. 
Overall
This is a great cigar. Although this sample has some teething issues any negative thoughts soon disappeared once it came into its own. It has a nice clean but complex flavour set and burns cool right to the end. I would be more than happy to smoke one again.
Beer Pairing
I don’t always add this to my reviews but I think today’s pairing was perfect and worth a mention. I coupled this stick with the ‘Jamaican Me Thirsty’ spiced rum dark ale by Rhyme x Reason. 
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